Ozerov Research Group
Organometallics, Catalysis, Energy

Texas A&M University, Department of Chemistry
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Ozerov Group March 2015

Ozerov Group - March 2015

Front Row: Jessica DeMott, Soomin Park, Pat Hubbard, and Dr. Oleg Ozerov

Back Row: Qingheng Lai, Alex Kosanovich, Wei-Chun Shih, Chris Pell, Loren Press, and Chandra Mouli Palit


The projects in our group typically involve transition metal or main group organometallic chemistry but are diverse and cover a wide variety of synthetic and mechanistic work. The ideal-case research scheme consists of:

1) discovery of a new reaction or a structural environment;

2) demonstration of unusual reactivity, structural, or electronic novelty;

3) application of these findings to develop a new catalytic process.

The training of students in our group is not built around a narrow research theme but instead aims to help students mature into problem-solving practicing synthetic chemists through exposure to diverse research experiences.

For more specific areas of research along with representative Ozerov Group publications, please see our Research Page.





  • Oleg, Wei-Chun, and Alex attend and give presentations at the 250th National ACS Mtg. in Boston.
  • Cover of Organometallics (thanks to Jess, Chun-Yu Chen, and Mira Lee!) showcases work on rhodium boryl chemistry by Chun-I and Nate. See story.
  • Chris attends the Center for Enabling New Technology through Catalysis (CENTC) summer school.
  • Oleg attends and presents at the Organometallic Gordon Research Conference in Rhode Island.
  • Dr. Jessica DeMott leaves the group for her new job at BASF in Charlotte, NC. Best of luck, Jess!
  • Jessica presents a successful Ph.D. defense. Congrats, Jess!
  • The O Group welcomes Bryan Foley, incoming TAMU grad student for Fall 2015, who will be joining us for summer research.
  • Oleg and Chandra travel to Denver for the 249th National ACS Mtg.
  • Dr. Chun-I Lee leaves the O group for his new job at Formosa Plastics. Best of luck, Chun-I!
  • Chun-I presents a successful Ph.D. defense.
  • New O group grad student Alex Kosanovich featured in College of Science promotional video. See film.
  • Wei-Chun passes his preliminary exam, and is admitted to Ph.D. candidacy.
  • Former O Group member Valerie Scott, now involved in big project for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. See story.
  • The O Group welcomes 4 new graduate students: Alex Kosanovich, Soomin Park, Pat Hubbard, and Qingheng Lai.

For a complete list of news, past and present, see: Group News

Dr. Oleg Ozerov
Department of Chemistry
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 30012
College Station, Texas 77842-3012
PHONE: 979-845-5870 | EMAIL: ozerov@chem.tamu.edu
Office Room # 004